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Posterior mediastinal abscess secondary to esophageal perforation following fish bone ingestion

Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Wan Leman, Wan Ishlah and Mohamad Hashim, Shaharudin and K.S, Sathananthar and Kamarudin, Norie Azilah (2008) Posterior mediastinal abscess secondary to esophageal perforation following fish bone ingestion. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63 (2). pp. 162-163. ISSN 0300-5283

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Accidental swallowing of fish bone, which arrested in esophagus, is fairly common. However the incidence of esophageal perforation due to fish bone swallowing is low. Delayed posterior mediastinal abscess as a result of the esophageal perforation is a rare manifestation and may lead to fatal outcome. Two cases of delayed formation of posterior mediastinal abscess following esophageal perforation due to accidental fish bone ingestion are described here. In these cases patients presented with interscapular back pain. In one of the cases the patient died because of the presentation was misdiagnosed hence leading to delay in the intervention. Radiological findings and surgical management namely esophagoscopy and neck exploration are briefly described.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3641/4386
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish bone, Esophageal perforation, Mediastinal abscess
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr Raja Ahmad Al'Konee Raja Lope Ahmad
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 16:08
Last Modified: 23 May 2012 14:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4386

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